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Merrill Matthews

Resident Scholar

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.” He is a health policy expert and opinion contributor at The Hill. He also serves on the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics, the largest trade association of business economists. Dr. Matthews also served for 10 years as the medical ethicist for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board for Human Experimentation, co-author of On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff, and has contributed chapters to several books, including Physician Assisted SuicideExpanding the Debate and The 21st Century Health Care Leader and Stop Paying the Crooks (on Medicare fraud).  

He has been published in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, USA Today, Forbes magazine and the Washington Times.  He was an award-winning political analyst for the USA Radio Network. 

Dr. Matthews received his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas.

June 28, 2019

Ten Short Takes from the Democratic Debates

What did we learn from four hours of 20 Democratic presidential candidates vying for camera time and voter interest?

September 12, 2018

China Should Step Up IP Enforcement, Call Trump's Bluff on Tariffs

Joining CGTN America’s The Heat, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews said the threat of additional tariffs is “huge gamble” and not even the important issue.

May 29, 2018

Retired Teacher, Criticizing White House Letter, Gets a Big Fat F

Yvonne Mason is a retired high school English teacher and a Democrat who decided to instruct President Donald Trump and the White House on English grammar. Turns out, she demonstrated how much SHE doesn’t know.

October 9, 2015

House Votes to End the Crude Oil Export Ban

The House takes a major step toward ensuring U.S. energy security and independence.

October 1, 2015

The Real "Death Sentence": Limiting Data Exclusivity

Critics claim prescription drug patent protection and data exclusivity are a "death sentence," but the real death sentence comes when limited IP protection means a drug is never created.

October 3, 2013

So Which Country Is in a Place to Laugh at the U.S. Shutdown?

Other countries are facing their own fiscal and political problems.

September 6, 2013

Discouraged-Worker Dropout Defines Obama's Economic Legacy

Unemployment fell from 7.4 percent to 7.3 percent, which looks god initially, but that’s because so many more Americans quit looking for work.

August 21, 2013

ObamaCare Creates Some More Part-Timers

An older full-time teller is being cut back to part-time; guess why.

June 13, 2013

A Liberal Has an Innovative Idea: Price Controls on Medicare

Price controls seem to be liberals' only answer—to anything.

May 30, 2013

A Way Around the Law

If Plan A is against the law, then the Obama administration will go to Plan B.

May 24, 2013

Lessons from Patented Seeds

New developments in patented, genetically modified seeds hold public policy lessons.

May 22, 2013

Hypocrites Try to Take a Bite Out of Apple

Hypocrites in Congress accuse Apple of doing what they all do: try to minize their tax obligation.

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